After completing undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Medicine, Kapil undertook a combined clinical and academic training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry and the Bethlem & Maudsley / SLAM NHS Trusts. He was awarded a Health Services Research Training Fellowship investigating pathways to care for children at risk of ADHD and was subsequently appointed as a Clinical Lecturer. He completed his PhD during this period and received three awards marking a significant achievement in research for work based on his PhD, including the Royal College of Psychiatrists Research Prize. Kapil was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in 2005 and promoted to Reader in 2012 and Professor in 2014.
ADHD (Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder), child and adolescent mental health in primary care and schools, Developmental epidemiology, Health Services Research.
Professor Sayal is a PhD supervisor in the Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology and the Centre for ADHD and Neuro-developmental Disorders Across the Lifespan (CANDAL).… read more
Professor Kapil Sayal's research interests include developmental epidemiology, Health Services Research, child and adolescent mental health in schools and primary care, ADHD and self-harm. He carries… read more
SAYAL, K., MERRELL, C., TYMMS, P. and KASIM, A., 2020. Academic Outcomes Following a School-Based RCT for ADHD: 6-Year Follow-Up. Journal of Attention Disorders. 24, 66-72 SAYAL, K., ROE, J., BALL, H., ATHA, C., KAYLOR-HUGHES, C., GUO, B., TOWNSEND, E. and MORRISS, R., 2019. Feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of remotely delivered problem-solving cognitive behaviour therapy versus usual care for young people with depression and repeat self-harm: lessons learnt (e-DASH) BMC Psychiatry. 19(1), 42
SAYAL, K., PRASAD, V., DALEY, D., FORD, T. and COGHILL, D., 2018. ADHD in children and young people: prevalence, care pathways & service provision. Lancet Psychiatry. 5, 175-186
Professor Sayal is a PhD supervisor in the Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology and the Centre for ADHD and Neuro-developmental Disorders Across the Lifespan (CANDAL). (http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/research/groups/candal/index.aspx) He also co-supervises PhDs jointly with the School of Psychology (Townsend).
He teaches on Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the under-graduate and post-graduate training curriculums.Externally, he has acted as External Examiner for the M.Sc. in Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London.
Professor Kapil Sayal's research interests include developmental epidemiology, Health Services Research, child and adolescent mental health in schools and primary care, ADHD and self-harm. He carries out epidemiological research in ADHD including long-term follow-up studies. His programme of Health Services Research includes intervention research that aims to improve the identification of and outcomes for children and young people with mental health problems in school, primary care and specialist clinical settings.
Kapil led a DH-funded follow-up of an RCT investigating the impact of school-based interventions for attention and hyperactivity problems on children's outcomes and access to services. He was the Nottingham lead on an NIHR HTA-funded RCT (PROMISE) of a school-based CBT intervention to prevent depression in high-risk adolescents. He recently led the e-DASH study, investigating the feasibility of an RCT of remotely-delivered CBT for young people with depression who self-harm, in the NIHR CLAHRC East Midlands, and was a co-investigator on the 'Listen-Up' study' funded by the Department of Health (www.listen-up.ac.uk)
Currently, Kapil is leading the NIHR HTA-funded STADIA trial investigating the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a standardised diagnostic assessment for children and young people with emotional difficulties who have been referred to CAMHS.